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Category: Appetizers

Rose Shaped Gyoza

Rose Shaped Gyoza

I’m just going to be honest and tell you that I made these rose shaped gyoza solely because they are so damn photogenic. There, I said it. Now that that’s out of the way, ok nevermind look how pretty… I should open a dumpling café […]

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to post these on my blog. Since I am a Rochester, NY native, and live in close proximity to the birthplace of Buffalo wings (Buffalo, NY obviously) I am confident in saying that I know my wings. […]

Japanese soy vinegar pickled cucumbers

Japanese soy vinegar pickled cucumbers

I wanted something a little different than the typical pickled cucumbers to accompany some Asian dishes I’ve been making. These Japanese pickles use a combination of soy sauce, vinegar, water and sugar. They are great as a simple cold side dish, or on top of […]

Okra Tempura

Okra Tempura

I don’t know if there’s any way to convert okra haters to okra lovers. The slimy texture and the way it slides down your throat a little too easily, the fuzzy exterior and how it pricks your skin when handling them, the way it makes […]

Pickled Blueberries

Pickled Blueberries

To answer your question, yes people in the south pickle everything. I’ve heard that they sell pickled hot dogs at the store. I have yet to see them, but then again I’m afraid to see them. Although, the first time I tried pickled blueberries was […]

Coconut Shrimp (improved recipe)

Coconut Shrimp (improved recipe)

Along with all my new recipes, I am also revising and improving existing recipes for your enjoyment. These are recipes I’ve tweaked over the past few years so I know what works and what doesn’t. Some of these recipes might not have that many tweaks, […]

Guacamole

Guacamole

I decided to post my guacamole recipe right away because there are quite a lot of recipes I use with guacamole. Skirt steak tacos, burrito bowls, beans and rice, shrimp tacos, fish tacos, tacos. Mainly tacos. We eat a lot of tacos in the Soupbelly […]

Soy Sauce Eggs

Soy Sauce Eggs

  I made soy sauce chicken last night and had some leftover stock, so I made soy sauce braised eggs. The soy infused stock can be used over and over again for chicken, eggs, tofu and so on.  The more it is reused, the more […]